Active Directory Programming, SAMS, 2001
My first book, and sadly now out of print, though there are copies floating around for sale. It covers Active Directory programming with C and C++ pretty completely, including LDAP and ADSI. Its generally considered the best LDAP programming reference, and has lots of reusable sample code. If you can't find a copy, ping me, I have a handful left at home.
Authenticate Linux Clients with Active Directory, TechNet Magazine, Dec 2008
Sick of managing Linux identities on a server-by-server basis? Have to get rid of your NIS or NIS+ servers? Don't want to sync users between AD and OpenLDAP? You can configure your Linux machines to authenticate using Active Directory using Samba Winbind. This article gives you the step-by-step process for installing Winbind, configuring PAM, NSS, Active Directory, and Winbind, and for debugging the whole thing.
Active Directory Backup and Restore in Windows Server 2008, TechNet Magazine, May 2008
This article covers the new Windows Server Backup facility in Windows Server 2008, and how it affects Active Directory.
What's New in Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 2008, TechNet Magazine, March 2008
This article is an overview of all the cool new features in Active Directory in Windows Server 2008, including Read Only DCs, Server Core, enhanced auditing, VSS snapshots, etc. If you're looking for some useful information to help you justify migrating your AD to Windows Server 2008, this might help. This should appear in the WS2008 launch issue, whenever that is.
Reanimating Active Directory Tombstone Objects, TechNet Magazine, July 2007
This article for TechNet magazine shows how to recover deleted Active Directory objects using tombstone reanimation.
Disater Recovery: Active Directory Users and Groups, TechNet Magazine, March 2007
In this article I go through the details of how Active Directory stores obejcts and object links, and all the hoops you have to jump through if you want to recover things like group memberships properly.
Keep an Eye on Server Performance, Windows IT Pro magazine, January 2007
Describes how to use Microsoft Server Performance Advisor to collect and aggregate server performance data from multiple systems
Diagnose AD Performance Problems, Windows IT Pro magazine, December 2006
Describes how to use Microsoft Server Performance Advisor to diagnose Windows server performance problems, particularly Active Directory-related issues.
Authentication Topology, Windows IT Pro magazine, March 2003
My first article for Windows IT Pro magazine. It shows how to control the way machines select domain controllers to authenticate with by managing DC SRV locator records in DNS.
DNS SRV Records, Windows IT Pro magazine, March 2003
This is really just a sidebar to the preceding article. It describes how DNS SRV locator records work.